In the Arctic, polar bears prowl, seabirds inhabit the cliffs, and remote Inuit villages survive extreme conditions despite ethereal magic.
Arctic summer is the most popular time for expedition cruises since the sun never sets. During winter, the Northern Lights dance across the firmament to provide a bit of illumination. The expedition ship should have an ice-strengthened hull to sail in remote and inaccessible areas. Larger ships occasionally call at Arctic ports farther south. While most ships have fewer than 500 passengers, the top-end luxury lines carry no more than 250 passengers.
When visiting the Arctic for the first time or as a first trip, we recommend a cruise to the Svalbard archipelago. Many animals can be found on this island, including walruses, whales, Arctic foxes, reindeer, puffins, and many others. Tromso, Reykjavik, and Longyearbyen are some of Svalbard's most important turnaround ports. You can sometimes take a cruise from the UK to Svalbard, but you will still have to fly home afterward.
Arctic cruises explore areas in northern Norway, Spitsbergen, Greenland, and Iceland, which are beautiful and largely unexplored. A journey deep inside the Arctic circle gives you the sense of being atop the world. Experience breathtaking light displays in winter and enchanting blue light in summer in the land of the midnight sun.
Norwegian Coast Voyage is Hurtigruten's most famous service, ferrying passengers, freight, and mail along Norway's craggy coast. In winter, Hurtigruten offers some of the best Northern Lights viewing on its ships in the Arctic. In the summer, the company offers voyages to Svalbard and Greenland on its growing fleet of expedition ships. Due to Hurtigruten's large ships, which range from 318 to 628 guests, landings will be fewer each day, but their attractive fares are less expensive than most.
A fleet of three Silversea ships ply the Arctic waters as part of the company's ever-growing expedition cruise concept. There is a capacity for 260 guests on Silver Cloud and 274 guests on Silver Wind, which has just been refurbished. In the polar regions, capacity is limited to 200 guests. A new luxury expedition ship, the 200-guest Silver Endeavour, initially constructed for Crystal Cruises, will join them. Silversea offers excellent value with a range of services included in your fare, including meals, beverages, and a DVD. There is an in-depth exploration of Svalbard and Greenland, Iceland, and sometimes transits of the Northwest Passage on the itinerary.
Have you ever dreamed of going to a destination that offers extraordinary, raw beauty? Latitude circles are arranged in several different directions, but the Arctic Circle is the northernmost one. Thousands of seabirds sing from the peaks of Europe, a place with broad horizons, dense forests, and snow-capped mountains. Dress warmly and take a trip around the North Pole. Experience the Northern Lights, a display of greens, yellows, reds, and violets above the horizon. Discover the Midnight Sun or the Polar Night, observe Arctic wildlife, and experience the Midnight Sun or the Polar Night aboard an Arctic cruise.
Viking Polaris and Viking Octantis ships, each carrying 378 passengers, bring Viking Cruises' Scandinavian style to expedition cruising. There will be an infinity pool and a Nordic-themed spa on board, and every cabin will have a balcony. Winter itineraries include expeditions exploring the Antarctic Peninsula, while summer itineraries sail to Arctic waters from Tromso. The voyage from Buenos Aires can be extended to Ushuaa through the Drake Passage or from Tromso to Antarctica via the Atlantic.
In 2022, Seabourn Venture became the first of two new expedition ships as Seabourn entered the expedition market. When it comes to operating in the polar regions, Seabourn has already tested the waters with its expedition-style 'Ventures by Seabourn' program in Antarctica and Alaska. With personalized service, all-inclusive fares, and chic interiors designed by Adam D. Tihany, the experience on board will be up to the high standards Seabourn guests have become accustomed to. This company offers a range of exciting arctic cruises combining Greenland, Iceland, and Canada's Arctic regions.
Many prospective explorers dream of cruising through the remote, rugged Arctic after exploring Antarctica. For 2023, cruise lines will offer a broader variety of Arctic cruises, with some increasing deployments. Cruise lines such as Hurtigruten Expedition, Silversea, Seabourn, and Royal Caribbean are the major cruise line.
Arctic cruises explore the bordering areas of northern Norway, Spitsbergen, Greenland, and Iceland, a beautiful and widely undiscovered area. This is your chance to experience the Arctic circle at its most spectacular. In winter, the midnight sun creates spectacular light displays, while in summer, a gorgeous blue light casts an enchanting blue light over the land of the midnight sun. So to book your Arctic cruise , call us now!